Nothing beats flying over the surface of the water with full three dimensional freedom of movement. Stratospheric Industries, aka X-Jets, "The company that re-evolved the jetpack", has developed, from the ground up, the hydro engineering systems that give unparalleled performance, safety minded design and performance. In mid 2014 we introduced our revolutionary Jetblade, under foot hydro thrust jetboard. No pre-orders, no pre-sales, we delivered finished product and a full system to the market when it was ready. For 2015 we are delivering a refined, increased performance jetpack, the X-Jetpacks NX along with our ground-breaking Jetblade. We upgraded key sections of the jetpack system, increased the diameter of the power system for more flow and engineered and built refined connections and securing systems. Here are some of the reasons that X-Jetpacks NX and the Jetblade are the most advanced hydro units on the planet. We thrive on the technical detail and working in the historical context of vectored thrust flight. We care about what we build and build it better.
We offer two choices of hydro jet systems for two completely different styles of hydro flight experience. “Under the foot jet” system is called the Jetblade, you stand on the jets and use the natural motions of your feet and balancing of your body to steer and control the movement.
“Over the shoulder jets” the X-Jetpacks, are the hydro evolution of the classic rocket jetpack. In the jetpack you are seated on a flight saddles and use your arms and the small natural movements of you body to turn and maneuver. Our latest model is the X-Jetpacks NX, the evolution continues in safety and comfort.
The biggest question we get is whether one or the other is easier to learn or more targeted for younger pilots. The answer is right down the middle both systems are easy to learn and boils down to individual preference.
All products built by Stratospheric are built for performance and durability. Cast aluminum marine alloy, CNC machined, 38 micron hard anodize, high temp powdercoated finishes. CNC jet ski adapters, reinforced, thick silicone re-directs, 316 stainless steel hardware, Dual PU coated 2000 Denier hose. Stitched ballistic nylon coated nylon vests, padded in all contact areas with the body. All top of the line construction, it all costs more to manufacture and we stand behind of products. After all who can put a price on not missing the best day on the water? Our competitors cut every corner, we take the good line. X cares.
It took us years of development before we released of first jetpack in early 2013, we are fast at prototypes and meticulous when it comes to industrialization, the careful process of engineering and building tooling and CNC cutting paths, testing materials, testing configurations and listening to the feedback of the riders. The process of determining the best engineering configurations need to be carefully researched and developed. We know the sport market and refuse to speed a half finished, untrusted product out the door. This is what we do 365 days a year, we are a hydro company. We design dozens of concepts and tested in computer software and built models for real world testing, looking for the right balance between performance and durability. We have spent decades designing products for sports and know that our users will put our products into demanding situations that we cannot predict. We built the world’s most technical hydro jet gear without compromise.
Fits to all major watercraft brands, SeaDoo, Yamaha and Kawasaki. Recommended level of horsepower, 130 (minimum with a pre-loading impeller sold separately) and up. Horsepower relates directly to the weight of the rider that can be lifted and the amount of thrust available. Preloader props are recommended to improve performance and fuel efficiency. Tandem throttle control for safety with the rider aboard the jet ski controlling the thrust of the engine, the hydro board rider controls the directions and altitude.
Jet skis are tuned machinery, adding aftermarket modifications can respect this and employ careful engineering. Hanging a stiff tubular aluminum lever arm off the pump mount bolts is asking for trouble. We built a flexible heavy duty silicone rubber 180 degree redirect to take the stress off your jet ski’s pump housing. The water thrust is efficiently redirected from your jet ski to the jetpack through the flexible and fault tolerant system. Double looped webbing external reinforcements limit the expansion and provide and additional layer of abrasion protection.
Flotation is good, face up flotation is better. We took the obvious and built it into every model of our jetpacks from the beginning. When you are waiting to start or have just splashed down, X-Jetpacks are designed to guide you into the comfortable, face up position. Padded vest bars in front stay centered and hold your chest up.
Our Jetblades are built with compact floatation cells that keep your feet floating in the water while you are waiting to fly.
This is hydro flight, there are risks as in any sport, some of the obvious risks we design our equipment to help you avoid.
Naturally the X-Jetpack NX is compatible with the X-Jets Jetblade, just swap either out at the end. Switch over takes under 2 minutes with our custom designed big pin adapter.
The individuals responsible for the production of the Stratospheric Industries hydro flight equipment production bring a vast experience in sport equipment design and production. Sport equipment factories and production in Canada, New York, California, Salt Lake City, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and China. Bring action sports products to the market is what we do best. We select the right materials and processes for each component from the wide range that is available. Our location in Shanghai China and our western production experience give us the ideal combination to take advantage of the manufacturing possibilities. Stratospheric established its own assembly facility in 2013 to maintain the highest level of control over quality and assembly methods.
This is the all in jet ski conversion price. You get an adapter for your brand of jetski, the full hose system and an assembled unit in a sturdy plywood and metal shipping crate. It arrives securely without getting banged up in transit. One price for the full X-Jetpack NX kit. Includes adapter for SeaDoo, Yamaha or Kawasaki. Plywood and metal shipping crate. Shipping world-wide via DHL and Federal Express.